Top left: Nigel Jones plates at Kingston 11 (courtesy Guerilla Cafe), Top right: Finishing touches for main meals at dine@ at Local 123 (courtesy of dine@, Bottom left: Pop Up diners at Local 123 Cafe (courtesy dine@), Bottom right: Pop up chef Suzanne Drexhage chats with a guest (courtesy: Skyla Olds).

Pop-up restaurants popping up all over town Berkeley’s food culture is constantly changing, and nothing illustrates that more than the phenomenon of temporary, informal restaurants (see photos above).
Berkeleyans rally to move forward on library renovations If Berkeleyside’s comments are anything to go by, the plans for new libraries for west and south Berkeley are in issue that animates many residents. Some chose to demonstrate for the new buildings on Tuesday evening.
Berkeley crime rates show steady decline The incidence of serious crimes has declined steadily over the last five years in Berkeley. It’s satisfying to be able to report good news.
Man drives off Grizzly Peak, undiscovered for three days Berkeleyside was the first to report on the discovery of a car above Strawberry Canyon, with a man who had survived for three days. According to the most recent reports, he is largely unharmed and recovering well.

In the past week, Berkeleyside has reported dozens of stories that matter for you and our city. As well as those cited above, we covered a UC doctor charged with sexually assaulting patients, the highest salaries paid by the city, and how researchers are using Berkeley’s first LEED Platinum building as a living lab. Whether it’s education issues, culture, land use or food, we strive to keep you abreast of what is happening in Berkeley.

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Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...